Misawa Photos

Mission planning

U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons pilots from the 14th Fighter Squadron, U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers pilots assigned to the Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 134 and Japan Ground Self-Defense Forces 1st Air Defense Artillery Brigade based out of Okushiri Island, Japan, conduct a pre-brief during exercise Iron Spear at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 13, 2017. The 1st ADA Battalion mission is to defend Japan against aerial attack aircraft by using surface-to-air missiles systems. Whereas the suppression of enemy air defense mission destroys enemy air defensives, which prevent striker aircraft from going in and dropping bombs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Melanie A. Hutto)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Melanie A. Hutto
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